Grass Fire Breaks Out In Brentwood Sending Large Column Of Smoke Above Area

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BRENTWOOD (CBS SF) — Fire crews are fighting a small grass fire in a rural area of Brentwood Monday afternoon, according to an East Contra Costa Fire Protection District dispatcher.

The blaze was reported around 2:50 p.m. in a grassy area near the intersection of Marsh Creek and Deer Valley roads, the dispatcher said.

Responding crews saw a large column of smoke coming from the scene.

The fire was burning about half an acre as of 3:20 p.m., the dispatcher said.

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